You can snap a picture, flash a smile or give a shout out. But, according to science, men need less time than that to judge a woman's looks as a potential partner. Dallas resident Joey Munoz 'fessed up, "Oh yeah, I do it. I'm guilty." Brittany Gleason lamented, "That's not very long."
Grapevine psychiatrist Dr. Gary Malone said, "The takeaway for us is we can live in ivory towers and eat prepared food. We still have the same impulses, we're genetically identical to the people who were struggling across the prairie, trying to kill a mammoth."
We put Colorado transplant Matt Schutte to our own, significantly less scientific study by showing him two pictures. One was a picture of what he called an attractive woman and the other was of what he considered an unattractive woman. He called out attractive immediately. It's something he and other men say makes sense. Dallas resident Greg Dahlmann said, "Men are more about instant gratification, I believe."
And some women are a little more stressed, knowing impressions are made in a few one-thousandths of a second. For Maggie Bowen, that answer was instantaneous "Do you feel a little more pressure now that I've told you? Yeah, I sure do."
Researchers say it's also about evolution when it comes to women. They take longer to weigh in on a man because they're deciding whether he can provide for them and protect them.